An analysis of imperfect RFID visibility in a multi-echelon supply chain
This study investigates how imperfect inventory information provided by Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology can be used in inventory management. A simulation-based approach is utilise to understand the potential uses and impacts of imperfect RFID data in multi-echelon retail supply chains. The results reveal that when used as the primary decision-making tool, RFID could be a valuable technology even without perfect visibility. However, unforeseen trends and system behaviours are observed on the level of inventory record inaccuracy. When RFID is used to monitor the inventory as a supporting technology, the information provided can be used to trigger inventory correction activities. Copyright © 2010 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
Inventory management, Radio frequency identification, RFID, SCM, Supply chain management
Buyurgan, Nebil, Manuel D. Rossetti, and Ronald T. Walker. "An analysis of imperfect RFID visibility in a multi-echelon supply chain." International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management 7, no. 4 (2010): 431-455.
International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management